Cut me some slack

Thomas

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Some will have noticed a change of Avatar on my profile.

The image is a still from the Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire which is one of my all-time greats.

I had once decided that would I ever have a pin-up on my wall, one would be Judy Holliday and the other would be Bruno Ganz – the avatar is Bruno Ganz in the role of the angel Damiel from the movie ... the background (him standing atop the Berlin Victory Column) has been removed and replaced with a cloudy grey. This hints to my like of the "Seascapes" photographs of Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The tagline, 'so it goes' is from the Kurt Vonnegut novel Slaughterhouse Five – The Children's Crusade'

All in all this reflects my gloomy mood at the moment. I am saddening by populist media conducting the orchestra while we burn our future. I'm saddened by the extreme polarisation of debate (I blame social media), no middle ground, no concession, no debate, fake news ... actually, just two sides shouting at each other.

Most of all I'm horrified by a world in which to say 'Palestinian' is taken to mean 'I support the worst kind of terrorism' and the suggestion of 'socialism' or 'the left' is met with fear and derision as the world lurches further and further towards the less-than-attractive aspects of right-wing extremism.

So cut me some slack is I come across a bit bleak. That's the way it looks to me at the moment ... and I look at my grandchildren – seven, five, three and two, and find it hard to picture any positive outcomes for them.
 
So cut me some slack is I come across a bit bleak. That's the way it looks to me at the moment ... and I look at my grandchildren – seven, five, three and two, and find it hard to picture any positive outcomes for them.
Hi Thomas.

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy, and complete understanding. Your contribution to this Forum is exemplary. Please do not doubt your value.

I, too, wonder what kind of world we are creating for my grandchilren and grand nieces and nephew....and for kids at large.

My greatest fear - and dismay - is rooted in the abysmal lack of effective leadership on the part of those who govern us...all of use. I cannot think of one I would willingly follow.

Blessing.
 
No such thing ...
Knowing thyself.

Hugz brother. I see it all as par for the course in my life. Middle East strife has been constant our entire existence, I can't imagine living there, yet I talk to folks who walking amongst rubble is their life.

40 years ago my wife and I decided not to have children...the main reason was why bring then into the pain of this world. But now I have done it...and they are the biggest reason for me to stay positive.

The right wing worldwide (and stateside) is scary...and I hope will implode as folks wake up (despite anti woke sentiment)
 
Actually that would be welcome.
If you wouldn't mind me sharing the list with everyone...
1bike1world (the adventures of Dean Nicholson and Nala, the Bosnian :kitty: visiting several countries)
Good Morning Kitten (the name speaks volumes, plus they are from pretty much everywhere)
mugumogu (on YouTube, the adventures of three Japanese :kitty:s)
icanhascheezburger? ( :kitty: memes)

I'll PM the links if you'd like.

Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
 
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So cut me some slack is I come across a bit bleak. That's the way it looks to me at the moment ... and I look at my grandchildren – seven, five, three and two, and find it hard to picture any positive outcomes for them.
Great thing is they live in a time of transition, a time of great hope and they can become the peacemakers. They can have a wonderful and bright future promoting the oneness of humanity. They can find work serving others, the greatest reward that can be ours to live.

I see it is as positive as we make it. The positivity of Christ in boundless. As the old world order crumbles, we can be part of the new, the one of optimism, unity and hope.

Regards Tony
 
I'll PM the links if you'd like.
Do.

Thanks.

Walking Murphy, my erstwhile walks companion, is tricky. He's a lovely mutt, but he's big and badly trained, and he's not my dog, so I can't train him to walk at heel, nor does he come to heel if he doesn't fancy it ... so with a recently replaced hip, and dour warnings from medicos and physios that dislocating is a risk for a year, 'and bloody painful, so don't do it,' I don't think I'll be walking him any time soon. I can't run anyway, and with Murphy that's a definite disadvantage.
 
Do.

Thanks.

Walking Murphy, my erstwhile walks companion, is tricky. He's a lovely mutt, but he's big and badly trained, and he's not my dog, so I can't train him to walk at heel, nor does he come to heel if he doesn't fancy it ... so with a recently replaced hip, and dour warnings from medicos and physios that dislocating is a risk for a year, 'and bloody painful, so don't do it,' I don't think I'll be walking him any time soon. I can't run anyway, and with Murphy that's a definite disadvantage.
Poor Murphy!
 
Now I am older, I try and live my life with thought of; what I can leave for my children and grandchildren. How can I make their lives better!

We seem powerless to influence anything meaningful in this world, I can only hope that God will put all our mess right in a greater good life after death. There has to be hope despite all the turmoil in this world.

I have just come back from the funeral of a fellow Street Pastor. We served in our town together.
 
@Thomas, Did you get the PM I sent? I apologize for not including the cheezburger site, but I usually access it thriough my Dreamwidth account, and it's down on my computer.

Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
 
Yes I did ... should have replied.

Sat pm – sudden meeting with daughters. Coddling 2-year-old g-daughter.
Sun – on stand-by, not required.
Mon – all day with 5 and 7-year olds.
Tue – all day with 2-year old.

Not sure how much screen time I'll get ... but it's all good stuff.
 
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